Shilluk belt of sheep's hooves

Shilluk belt of sheep's hooves
82 x 82 mm | Lantern slide glass
82 x 82 mm
Date of Print:
Previous Other Number:
V.e.28 (710)

Accession Number:
A wide belt made from a leather base and with numerous sheep's hooves attached. The belt is being shown against a white sheet apparently laid out on a hut roof, with people supporting it. The location is Kodok, a fortified location of British administration and the site of the Fashoda Incident. Fashoda proper is some eight miles from Kodok and is the home of the Shilluk Ret. The Seligman's spent most time at this location in late 1909, although they also visited in 1921-22.
Charles Gabriel Seligman
Date of Photo:
1909 ?Dec
[Southern Sudan] Upper Nile Kodok
PRM Source:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Donated 1967
Other Owners:
C. G. Seligman slide collection
Clothing Accessory
Manual Catalogue in Related Documents File
Primary Documentation:
Accession Book Entry - [1967.26] THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, HOUGHTON STREET, ALDWYCH, LONDON, W.C.E. PER MR ANTHONY FORGE - SUDAN. Box containing 309 lantern slides (3 1/4” x 3 1/4”) made from photographs taken by the late Professor C. G. SELIGMAN in various parts of the SUDAN. All slides numbered and labelled. Catalogue in file (“Seligman Slide Collection”). Additional Accession Book Entry - [in pencil] 18 Parks Rd.

Manual catalogue entry (thermofax catalogue copy in folder '27-06 Seligman Slide Collection') - "V.e.28. Ear[?] at Kodok. Nelt of sheep's toes (710)." Additional note ms ink (1967) - "badly faded"

Note on lantern slide ms ink - "V.e.28. Ear at Kodok. Nelt of sheep's toes. 710. CGS"

Other Information:
The reference to 'Ear at Kodok' is obscure. Nelt is presumably a mis-spelling of belt. [Chris Morton 14/10/2004] Suggested dates for the images are based upon a summary of the Seligman diary entries compiled by Dr Fran Larson in the related documents file. [Chris Morton 1/10/2004]
Christopher Morton [14/10/2004] [Southern Sudan Project]
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